Some residents of Oke-Ila and Ora, Ifedayo Local Government Area, Osun, have commended the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for providing potable water in the communities.
The residents, who spoke with newsmen, said the hardship they experienced in getting drinkable water had vanished since the solar boreholes were provided.
They also said that they had been using it for their domestic chores like cooking, drinking and bathing.
Chairman, Water Consumer Association in the community, Mr James Odedeji, said the provision of the solar boreholes had decreased incidents of typhoid fever and cholera in the community.
Odedeji said the dearth of potable water, which was the major problem in the community, had become history since the solar boreholes were sunk by the EU and UNICEF.